Coronavirus – is it a hype?

A hype is commonly used to term a situation where you should be afraid of a scare.

We had about 20 of those ‘scares’ in the last 20 years.

For example there was the SARA virus (2003), Q fever (2009), Ebola (2013) and Zika virus (2017).

The media play a vital role in this as some fight to gain more journalist scores and get any piece of the story to the public – factual or not.

Emotions can be contagious, we must be careful that we do not infect one another at that level.

But will it last or will it be over by the summer? Time will tell…

Planning to travel but in the need for medical oxygen? Contact OxygenWorldwide for travel advice and your oxygen needs.

7 POSITIVE THINGS about the CORONAVIRUS

1 – We know what causes the disease, compared to for example, AIDS where it took 2 years to identify it.
2 – We know how to diagnose someone.
3 – The situation in China is improving.
4 – 81% is a mild version.
5 – The majority of infected people are healed, there are 13 times more
recoveries than deaths and this number is increasing.
6 – Children are almost unaffected.
7 – Coronavirus is easily inactivated by means of e.g.ethanol etc.

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Coronavirus vs Flu (influenza).

Can one have both at the same time? Yes.

Are the symptoms the same? More or less.

What are those?

  • Respiratory problems.
  • Headache and muscle aches.

How can you distinguish coronavirus symptoms?

Only with medical tests.

In 90% corona infected people have high fever.

+ in 70% corona infected people have a dry cough.

Men are more at risk than women and children.

Is there a vaccine?

There is one for the flu.

But there is still no vaccine against corona.

Does everybody infected with the corona virus die?

No, in most cases it will be mild but…in case the symptoms get worse one can be treated in a hospital.

What to do if you suspect you are infected.

Don’t go to the hospital but call you doctor for advice.

And last but not least…if you are in need for medical oxygen, www.oxygenworldwide.com

Oxygen Therapy and Living With It

For those who need oxygen via a machine living with it sometimes is tough. You need to adapt to a way of life but also not let it hinder your well-being and what you can do.

Oxygen is your life and do not feel you are confined to staying at home as you are connected to a machine. 

Oxygen therapy has come a long way but today the smallest and most versatile portable equipment is available. Medical oxygen allows patients the ability to go on holiday, travel, exercise and be on the move 24/7 as you increase your oxygen blood levels that help stop symptoms, breathing difficulties and prevent heart damage.

A few do’s and don’ts

Keep cylinders upright at all times whilst at home

Make sure you have working fire alarms and detectors in your home

Don’t use flammable liquids and keep away from heat such as gas hobs

Don’t let anyone smoke near you whilst you are using your oxygen


For all your oxygen needs here are some useful links and groups plus if you need to travel and go on holiday with your oxygen speak to one of our experienced advisers or let us call you.

How to keep breathing

We all needs to breath 24 hours a day, every day so some much needed support from oxygen suppliers is needed. The working day may be 9 to 5 and people go home and switch off but when you have an essential, vital need you cant have this added worry especially when travelling abroad with medical oxygen.

That’s why OxygenWorldwide offers a 24 hour service for all its customers in English, Spanish, German, French and Dutch. Now that is service and a company that understand and with its years of working in this field they care and understand their customers.

When travelling you would not want the added worry, stress or even language barrier if something went wrong with your oxygen supply or concentrator so let OxygenWorldwide put you at ease for you next holiday.

Does oxygen help with sleep apnea?

It is natural for your oxygen levels to fall lower when you are sleeping at night. Although some conditions such as sleep apnea may improve with the addition of oxygen whilst you are sleeping. It is very common that people who have an oxygen level that falls lower than 88% whilst sleeping will require some oxygen at night.

Medical oxygen will help improve those low oxygen levels but you can also try exercising regularly and make sure you are not drinking alcohol before bedtime. 

Having a better nights’ sleep will improve your mood, decrease fatigueness and overall improve your health.

A better nights’ sleep will maintain an improvement in your life – discuss all your options with your specialist or GP first.

If you suffer with deprived sleeping patterns this can affect your daily life and well-being.

It is important to try and improve your energy and mood so you can live a balanced and happy life.

Top tips for travelling with Oxygen this Christmas

 
It is now that time of year when you start feeling a little more festive. Christmas lights switch on, families and friends start planning get-togethers and gatherings and out come the cosy jumpers and woolly hats. Planning gifts and hosting dinner parties may seem jolly but some people may be feeling stress and a bit anxious travelling with oxygen over the Christmas season.

Do not worry at all here at OxygenWorldwide we can let you spend more time downloading your favourite book, Christmas playlist and purchasing presents for your loved ones so just leave the organisation of medical oxygen for you travel needs to us! 


Here are 5 top tips when travelling with oxygen over the festive period:


1) Make sure you have notified everyone on your expected times of arrival and where you are staying to ensure that your supply arrives at the correct location / date / time

2) Ensure you pack everything you will need for the destination you are visiting. Especially over the winter months take extra care in packing the right clothes for the temperature. Many countries over winter months drop and you will need to keep warm

3) Always take more than enough supply of medication with you – transportation car / train / boar or plane especially in colder climates could be delayed or cancelled and pro-long your trip

4) If you are staying with friends and family make sure they have OWW contact details as we are available for help 24/7 and can help if something goes wrong with your oxygen supply during your trip

5) Most of all enjoy Christmas and unwind. Relaxing is the best medicine as well as laughter and joy. Make memories during your trip that will last a lifetime.


For all your oxygen needs please do speak to one of our expert team at www.oxygenworldwide.com

Oxygen by drone arrival

Soon we may be delivering your medical oxygen by arrangement of drone transportation! It is probably no surprise that drones can be used to not only help in emergencies but also may soon replace our ‘postie’ or delivery driver. The ease and use of these mean that one day medical oxygen can be sent to the most remote places or even beat the traffic jams, most importantly vital in an emergency case with a patient.

We hope to reach more patients and also faster with this technology, but we will see – can you see the future and drones will be delivering your medical oxygen when on holiday?